I do hope you don't mind, but I'm going to differ a bit from my usual subjects for a while (sorry, TK-421!). I was in Ireland last week, having a massively relaxing holiday with a bakers' dozen friends, and the photos I collected from that trip are, to my considerable surprise, pretty good.
I seem to think so, at any rate.
They're mostly spontaneous portraits intermixed with the occasional craggy landscape -- I do so love people, but damn, will you look at that cliff? This was pretty much my state of mind for the week. At any rate, expect a stream of technicolor hippies to dance across my posts for at least another week, though I shall assu
I finally (finally) figured out a working solution to my bizarre dA-not-working-at-home thing. I still don't know why this is happening (which is driving my little nerd mind crazy), but a bit of unix hackery has made it all better. The upside? Not only can I use dA at home again, but all of my web traffic is now secured with military-grade cryptography. I <3 math.
So what's the apology for? Well, the very first thing I do to celebrate my return is to post something pretentious, like the Good Ol' Southern Boy series. It's a series, for chris'sake. About the Afghanistan war and, vaguely, PTSD. It's a shameless riff off of Generation Kill an
I've been away, and now I feel a bit of an idiot. dA has been absolutely horrendous to me for ages, nothing but pure frustration -- ever since I moved into my (no-longer-new-but-now-pleasantly-home-y) flat, dA has flatly refused to load images. Since I'm not much into the literature or poetry that floats around here (sorry, folks), this was something of an enormous effing problem. I assumed, since it all started when I moved, that I just had the world's weirdest ISP or something; Google Image doesn't work either, and I thought, "hey, maybe this is just some bizarre caching bug."
Of course it isn't. I mean, really? I should have figured this
Ok, several things. First things first, though:
I owe ~Athalour (https://www.deviantart.com/athalour) a giant apology, complete with public debasement and prostration. We're talking Arabic-level kneeling here, with the tactical precision and calculated meaning of a Japanese businessman. I ordered a few pieces from her etsy store (twistedhatstand.etsy.com) waaay back at the beginning of August. Being a prompt and friendly merchant, she responded immediately with instructions for payment; being a total and complete failure, I took over a month to actually complete those instructions.
This is not OK.
Ludum Dare #15, a 48-hour game dev contest thing, was this w
Blast. I'm up in Dallas for the weekend, spending infinitely necessary time with a friend, and falling inordinately behind in my dA stuff here. I'd keep up, if I could, but her internet is out and (bizarrely) I can't upload from this coffeeshop. Weird. Anyway, just thought I'd put some ATC stuff on written record, for posterity and such:
Athalour: Prayer in Stone
Hogret: Ruins of the Abbey
MindOnLoc: Edinburgh Skyline
We'll work out trading details later, I suppose. When my time is my own, and I'm re-inserted into the internets. The internet thing is particularly frustrating, because I've got a laptop full of the co